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Events and Speaking

This page lists upcoming events and speaking engagements, it would be great to meet you at one of these events.

Upcoming Events:

  • MVP Summit Seattle – March 5th – 9th
  • IP Expo Manchester – 25th / 26th April
  • UC Expo – 16th / 17th May
  • European collaboration Summit – MAINZ, GERMANY – MAY 28-30, 2018
  • Evolve Conf (formally UC Day) – 10th September
  • Microsoft Ignite – September 24 – 28
  • Future Decoded – End of Oct?

Previous Events:

MS UC User Group London – 16th November – Microsoft Teams Roadmap and Skype for Business Server vNext

Microsoft Tech Summit Birmingham January 24-25, 2018

Future Decoded – I’ll be on The Consortium.Cloud stand on 31st October, also some great Microsoft Teams content

IT Pro Community Takeover at Future Decoded – 31st October –  User Group evening takeover with Ben Lee representing MUCUGL

TechUG London – 9th November, I’ll be speaking on Microsoft Teams and the Microsoft Collaboration stack

UCday, UK Premier Microsoft Community Conference – Birmingham 9th October – Organiser and Speaker

OPTIMISE YOUR SKYPE FOR BUSINESS JOURNEY – Modality Systems Event, London 12 OCTOBER 2017 | 08.30 AM – 12.30 PM GMT

IPExpo Europe 2017, London – Speaking  – Microsoft Teams, the future of collaboration in Office 365?WED 4TH OCT 15:00 – 15:30

Microsoft Ignite 2017, Orlando – Speaking, MVP Community Reporting and Modality Systems have a stand

Microsoft UC User Group London – Quarterly meetings in London

IP Expo 2015

TechUG London – Speaker

Birmingham UC User Group – Speaker

Your Journey to UC – Event Speaker

Microsoft Ignite – Speaker

UC Expo London – Speaker

Teched Europe 2014 – Lync Speaker

LyncDay Norway – Speaker

Speaker at Lync Conference 2014


Pluralsight Course: Skype for Business Server 2015: What’s New, Install, and Upgrade

Contributing Author:

Microsoft Lync Server 2013 Unleashed (2nd Edition) 2nd Edition

Skype for Business Unleashed


Tom Arbuthnot

Tom Arbuthnot

Principal Solutions Architect at Modality Systems
Tom Arbuthnot is Principal Solutions Architect at Unified Communications specialist Modality Systems. He is a Microsoft Certified Master and MVP, blogger, has a regular podcast with UCToday at and is a regular speaker at events including Microsoft TechEd and Ignite. He co-runs The Microsoft UC User Group London.